Is age kinder to the initially more able? : Differential ageing of a verbal ability in the healthy old people in Edinburgh study

@inproceedings{Deary1998IsAK,
  title={Is age kinder to the initially more able? : Differential ageing of a verbal ability in the healthy old people in Edinburgh study},
  author={Ian J. Deary and John M. Starr and William J. Maclennan},
  year={1998}
}
Studies that examine whether there is differential age-related decline in intelligence test scores according to initial cognitive status, social class and education are reviewed. We tested the differential ageing hypothesis which states that decline in ability scores over time will be lower in those with superior mental ability, more education and higher social class at the time of original testing. 387 healthy old people were tested at baseline and followed up 4 years later. The National Adult… CONTINUE READING

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